Friday, January 8, 2010

Kathirikai Gosthu ( Chidambaram Gosthu)

This Gosthu is famously called as "Chidambaram Gosthu". This goes good with idly and pongal. My mom always uses pearl onion(Chinna Vengayam) in this gosthu. As I don't get it here in my place, I have used large onion.


1.Brinjal - 2 Cups(Very finely cut)
2.Onion - 1 Cup(Very finely chopped)
3.Green Chilly - 4 (Cut in to pieces)
4.Tamarind juice - 1/4 Cup
5.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
6.Curry leaf - Small qty
7.Gingelly oil - 2 tbs
8.Water - 1 Cup
9.Salt - Needed qty

Ingredients Needed for Masala:( We call it Gosthu podi)

1.Asafoetida - Small qty
2.Channa dhal - 1 tsp
3.Cumin - 1 tsp
4.Coriander seeds - 4 tsp
5.Red Chilly - 4 (More or less depending on your taste)
6.Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
7.Urid dhal - 1 tsp


1.Add 1tsp oil in a pan and roast the ingredients for the gosthu podi. When cooled, grind to a fine powder and keep aside.(You can grind in large quantity and can store it for future use too)
2.In a pan, add oil and pop mustard. Add onion and green chillies and fry till onion turns golden brown.
3.Now add the finely cut brinjal and fry for sometime.
4.Add tamarind juice and water (See that it just covers the contents in the pan. Don't add to much water)
5.Add turmeric powder and salt. Allow the contents to cook.
6.Once the contents are cooked, add the masala powder. Mix well and lower the flame.
7.Keep it as such for about 15-20 minutes.
8.When the contents get thickened, add curry leaf.
9.Serve hot with Idly/Pongal.

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